Pregnancy foods to avoid are groups of food items, to stay away from, when you are pregnant.
These food items are either known to be of little or NO value to you, during the pregnancy or has been determined to be dangerous or potentially harmful to your health and the growing baby.
Eating fish is good, but some has high levels of MERCURY in their system, which is harmful to the growing fetus. This includes....
Mercury is very dangerous to the growing fetus brain development.
Another fish to avoid when pregnant is, raw fish like SUSHI, if possible, it may have some bacteria.
Also avoid raw or undercooked shellfish like clams and oysters
Keep in mind, some fish are good and safe to eat during pregnancy like tilapia...
CHEESE AND DAIRY PRODUCTS
Only eat or drink milk or dairy products... that are pasteurized.... i.e... these are food items, which are partially sterilized, killing all the harmful microorganisms, but keeping most of the valuable nutrients of the food.
Watch the amount of Prenatal Vitamins you take. High doses of Vitamin A, can be harmful to your unborn baby... check with your qualified healthcare provider
If you are not allergic to honey or nuts, you can eat them during pregnancy, but if you are suspicious or nervous about eating them during conception, then ... avoid them.
If you eat honey, ensure that they are pasteurized... Please, do not give honey to children under the age of 2 (two)
Another product or food to avoid while pregnant is herbal tea or herbal remedies. Calling some product(s) ... "natural remedies" does not necessarily mean, that, they are safe or has been clinically assessed to ascertain their efficacy during conception. Check with your pregnancy doctor for approval of any herbal or over-the-counter products before using them.
Pregnancy foods to avoid can also vary from one region to the other, or country to country. Use the services of your qualified health providers to ascertain what food items are safe in your local area.
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